Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Finally Fall

Happy Official Autumn! (in the North)
One of my favorite quilts for fall "Harvest Baskets" ala Gwen Marston inspiration.
It was so cool that we made a fire and sat out.  Marvelous!  My boys look like twins :)
New Flash:  I have a new item in my Etsy Shop - a 1 oz. white basting glue with a mirco tip and build in cap. $5.00 plus shipping.
 I'm working on my 2nd Whig Rose Block.  I don't get much time to sit these days but when I do I love stitching on this project.
End of the season for my annuals.  I really enjoyed this mix.
 I LOVE moss roses (portulaca).  They open everyday when the sun comes out.
I'll plant more of this next year~ they are drought resistant too.
I did a little fall decorating by my kitchen know where I'll enjoy it often.  The cardinal was glowing on this rainy day.
 My theme was New England houses.
 Easy Food Hack:
Spread refrigerated crescent rolls with pesto (this is a Costco brand and is excellent!) sprinkle with cheese and bake.
I was very luck to get this last photo - they go very quickly here!
Lastly, I hung my Sumptuous Stars EPP Star quilt for the fall.  It is always fun to see old friends.  I use the Hang it Dang It  and as I've said before:  it is the PERFECT accessory for hanging quilts.
It's Fair Weekend - woo hoo!!! Hope you are doing something fun too.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 2018

Hello and Welcome!

I am happy to be participating in Amy's Creative Side Bloggers Quilt Festival.   Click here to see all the entries and enter a quilt.

Snow Flower and The Secret Fan
This was my first One Block Wonder quilt.  I will definitely make another one because it was so much fun!

Close up of the machine quilting.  I used gold silk #100 thread.
 My sweet chocolate lab, coco, modeling with it.
 I used my fan stencil to quilt fans on the black borders.
 Here it is hanging in the Brownstone Quilt Show Fall 2017.
I am currently working on a mini version using the leftovers.
These little blocks will finish at 2 1/2" across.  Good Girl Coco.
Thank you for visiting my Blog today to see my entry.  Have fun visiting the other bloggers at Amy's Creative Side.
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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hey Ya'll!

What a whirlwind couple of weeks!  Here's what I've been up to:

Drove 940 miles to get here, Pioneer Farm, our family farm in Illinois for a family visit and farm business meeting.
View of the Main House with the new crab apple trees.
still spinning.....
 I always have loved this garden spot hiding (sort of) the propane tank.
 There are always chores to do.  Mr. Fun with his Sister, Nancy.
We (with our farm partner) grow Corn & Soybeans
 We took lots of rides on the Gator.
A view from the front porch where I spend my mornings....
We went to see Hamilton!!!  woo hoo!!!
My Andrew started it all for me with the soundtrack.
Can you tell I'm excited?  The Show was FABULOUS.  We drove home through the night afterward (16 hours)  - but it was worth it!
Look who else was there to see the show?  Cynthia (wabi-sabi Quilts blog)   click the link to read about her trip.
Two East Coast Quilters meeting in Chicago for Hamilton. Cray.

State street was so pretty with these color changing lights and flowers.  It really is a great street.
after being home a couple of days we moved Hanna to D.C.
More road trip food.....yum and ouch.
 Here was the weather on Sunday. 
The key to NOT needing ponchos, is to go to THREE STORES to get them. ha ha.  We had a rain reprieve while unloading the cars.
Mr. Fun has put this bed together so many times.  What a hero.
 She has found a great spot - and she'll be back for the fair in a couple of weeks.
So now I'm doing homework for my fall teaching and lecturing schedule.  
 I'll post my schedule next time and on my FB page.  Lots of circle counting for my new Lollipop Garden workshop.
and supply making.
Back soon with some beautiful quilts I saw in Illinois.